Andy Morahan

About This Project

Legendary Music video Director Andy Morahan was at the center of the music video revolution in the late 80’s, through the 90’s and into the new millennium.

Many awards and international recognition followed, including the MTV Award For Best Director for George Michael’s Father Figure and Best Video for Guns N’ Roses’ November Rain.

Initially working with artists like The Tom Tom Club, Donald Fagen, Kim Wilde, The Pet Shop Boys and Wham!, Andy went on to acclaimed collaborations with a ‘who’s who’ of the rock and pop world: George Michael, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Tears for Fears, AC/DC… and many, many more. He was twice Grammy nominated for Long Form videos – ‘Cyndi Lauper – Live in Paris’ and ‘Michael Jackson – Live in Bucharest’.

Andy’s career reached a new peak, with his groundbreaking 3D concert movie for JLS, ‘JLS: Eyes Wide Open’ going straight into the UK box office at number 4. Filmed at London’s O2 Arena, The Guardian claimed that the “visual extravaganza… not only shows the guys in full concert mode, but also captures some extraordinary moments backstage…”Additionally, Andy’s career hit a new high in November 2014 when asked by Sir Bob Geldof to shoot/direct the new ‘Band Aid 30’ video. Featuring a host of iconic stars including Bono, Christ Martin and One Direction amongst others, it was filmed and edited in just 36hrs and has been received with great critical acclaim not to mention helping Band Aid to raise a record amount of money to help combat the Ebola virus already.
Andy expanded his ‘live’ repertoire to include directing 7 ‘live satellite broadcasts’ from the Coliseum in London for the English National Opera into over 400 cinema screens in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. These kicked off with Benjamin Britten’s ‘Peter Grimes’ and Terry Gilliam’s extravagant production of ‘Benvenuto Cellini’, which had rave reviews. The following year was followed by La Traviata and then the Mike Leigh directed ‘Pirates of Penzance’, which broke the UK Box office record for an Opera into cinemas to date. The ENO 2015/16 season rounded off with productions of ‘Carmen’ in July, ‘Barber of Seville’ in October and ‘The Mikado’ in December.

Andy is currently promoting his directed and co-penned movie ‘Boogie Man’ about an 18yr old British Indian boy who is obsessed with the 70’s disco era. Think Bollywood meets ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and you will be in the ballpark. The film is currently playing to rave reactions on the Festival circuit at the moment.

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Director, Film & TV, Music Videos